PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor, commonly referred to as PHP, is a popular general-purpose server-side scripting language, which can be used to create dynamic websites with interactive components like bulletin boards, e-learning websites or social networking sites. In comparison with static HTML websites, a PHP-powered site can show unique content to each visitor under the very same URL. Due to the fact that PHP-based web-based applications can be managed via a Control Panel, which you can sign on to from any online browser, you will not need to have any programming skills or past experience whatsoever in order to maintain a PHP-driven website. The fact that hundreds of millions of websites around the globe are built using PHP is indicative of the language’s popularity and ease of use. You only have to verify if the server on which your site is hosted supports the exact same version of PHP as the one that you used while developing the site.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Shared Web Hosting

In case you buy a shared web hosting plan from our company, you will never need to speculate about whether your websites are compatible with the web hosting platform, as we offer support for multiple PHP versions for your convenience’s sake. The Hepsia Control Panel will permit you to select PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 with just one single mouse click and in case you want to change the current version, the new settings will take effect straight away. In this way, several years of work on sites created with an older PHP version will not be wasted. Our hosting platform will even allow you to use a different PHP version for each domain hosted in your account, which goes to say that you can run newer and older scripts simultaneously. Most hosting providers on the market offer one, sometimes two versions of PHP. Unlike them, we reckon that you should be the one to choose the version that your own sites will be using.

PHP 4, PHP 5, PHP 7 and PHP 8 Support in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Even if your sites were created with an earlier version of PHP, you will be able to host them in a semi-dedicated server account from us, as we support different versions running at the same time on our semi-dedicated servers and each one of them can be enabled for your account with just one click from our custom-created Hepsia hosting Control Panel. In addition to the latest PHP 8, we also offer 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4 and the older PHP 4, which has already been dropped by most hosting companies, but we consider that you shouldn’t be forced to modify a site that took years to set up, since older script language syntax doesn’t automatically mean security gaps. On the contrary, a correctly maintained website using PHP 4 can be more secure than an incompetently maintained one using PHP 5. For your convenience’s sake, we will also offer you the opportunity to set a different version for each single website within your account.